Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South
Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society. This new edition of Ar'n't I a Woman? reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives. Above all, this groundbreaking study shows us how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South — their heroic struggle to gain their rights, hold their families together, resist economic and sexual oppression, and maintain their sense of womanhood against all odds.
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Review: Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation SouthUser Review - Matthew Gleason - Goodreads
This is the most important book I've ever read. In the 18 years since I read it, no other work of nonfiction has had such a lasting impact on the way I understand the world. Gray-White's devotion to ... Read full review
Review: Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation SouthUser Review - Goodreads
very informative and important. addresses the issue of intersectionality between womanhood and blackness as a double oppresion. many of the descriptions were heartbreaking and horrific but neccessary. Read full review